Vendor shakeup in the network security market?
Infonetics sees one starting in Q2, and says the trend will persist.
Telecom market research firm Infonetics Research has released details from its 2nd quarter 2014 (2Q14) Network Security Appliances and Software report, which tracks the current market for integrated security appliances, secure routers, SSL VPN gateways, VPN and firewall software, and intrusion detection and prevention products.
The report shows the worldwide network security appliance and software revenue coming off a seasonal 1st quarter lull to post fairly typical 2nd quarter growth. As reckoned by the firm, the market is up 4% sequentially in 2Q14, to $1.6 billion.
Year-over-year growth in the network security market hit 4% in 2Q14, calculates Infonetics. Integrated security (i.e. appliances, software, and SSL VPN products) reportedly made up 83% of total network security revenue in 2Q14, with the majority coming from appliances. Meanwhile, sales of intrusion detection systems (IDSs) and intrusion prevention systems (IPSs) represented 17% of overall revenue, finds the report.
“The network security market saw a change in leadership for the first time in a very long time, with Fortinet and Palo Alto Networks each moving up a notch among the top five vendors, now in the third and fourth positions, respectively,” adds Jeff Wilson, principal analyst for security at Infonetics Research. Wilson adds, “Given the current climate in security, we look for more changes or even some consolidation, with Check Point, Cisco, Dell SonicWall, Fortinet, Juniper, McAfee, and Palo Alto battling it out for share.”
Infonetics’ quarterly network security report provides worldwide and regional market size, vendor market share, forecasts through 2018, analysis, and trends for integrated security appliances, secure routers, SSL VPN gateways, VPN and firewall software, and IDS/IPS products. Vendors tracked include Array Networks, CA, Check Point, Cisco, Citrix, D-Link, Dell SonicWall, Extreme Networks, eSoft, F5, Fortinet, GTA, HP, Huawei, ISS, Juniper, McAfee, NetASQ, Palo Alto Networks, WatchGuard, ZyXel, others. Learn more about the report.